Your Vendorship Inc. team was pleased to host its inaugural 2021 Checking In webinar January 20th. Moderated by Vendorship CEO Nazeera Dawood, she was joined by these expert panelists who discussed government technology budgets and spending forecasts on local and state levels in fiscal and calendar 2021.

Activate the video window below to view our hour-long panel discussion in its entirety with more commentary below.


Panelists included:

Angelika Kausche, Georgia House of Representatives (District 50 Johns Creek) 

Angelika Kausche serves as the State Representative for House District 50, which includes Johns Creek and portions of North Fulton. Angelika was born in Germany and is the first German- American state lawmaker to hold office in the Georgia legislature. Additionally, she currently serves on the Higher Education, Natural Resources & Environment and Small Business Development committees. 

Rep. Kausche holds a Master of Business Administration from Universität Trier in Germany and worked in the German banking system at Bayerische Vereinsbank in Munich and Dresdner Bank in Hannover prior to immigrating to the U.S. in 1997. 

Angelika pursued her second master’s degree in organizational communication at Western Michigan University. Prior to moving to Georgia in 2015, she taught as an adjunct professor in Michigan and North Carolina

Bobby Swoope, Fulton County Government IT Systems Management

A former U.S. Army computer technician, Bobby’s military expertise would later be utilized and deployed throughout Georgia’s most populous Fulton County and home to its state capital, Atlanta, where he currently oversees systems technical implementations and VMware infrastructures. In his 20 years with Fulton County government, he’s been responsible  for assisting in the procurement of networking technology for the (COSC) Clerk of Superior Court, project lead for county (LRS) Land Records System, and application support for criminal justice and civil court systems.

Robert E. Minor, former Chief Information Officer, city of Baltimore

Robert’s strong background in project management, risk management, and information security systems positioned him to hold the top information title for Maryland’s most populous city and the 30th most-populous in the United States.

Prior to his position in Baltimore, Robert held positions as chief of infrastructure with the state of New Jersey, chief information security officer with the city of Philadelphia, and technology leadership positions with private enterprise Quadtech Systems.

In addition to his National Security Agency Information Security Assessment Methodology (NSA-IAM) certification, and holding a Six Sigma Master Black Belt designation, Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Louisiana Tech University.

Key takeaways: 

•  The need for qualified and pre-vetted technology vendors to fulfill government-issued RFPs has never been greater; applicants should be keenly aware of these RFP needs and requirements before submitting bids. 

•  Cybersecurity and IT best practices is tantamount to sustainable governmental operations in the digital space across all platforms; back-end architecture to user interface. 

•  With government budgets growing in tandem to technology needs, expect more remote situations to develop as the pandemic continues to disrupt in-person interactions. 

•  Prospective RFP respondents should be aware of budgeting structures (fiscal year schedules) and be ready to submit based on those financial structures. 

•  Video conferencing will continue to grow throughout all governmental verticals: from justice systems to legislatures as social distancing continues to create adjustments in enclosed time and space constraints. 

•  Understanding how RFPs originate and how prospective vendors must bring greater value to internal IT teams. 

•  It’s not who you know or what you know: conflicts of interest or insider-knowledge will all but disqualify a potential RFP candidate. Skillsets and value win the day. 

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View Past Checking In Webinar Sessions Below

Checking In Webinar – December 16 @3:00 pm EST
‘From Purpose to Results: A Look Back Into 2020


Vendorship Inc. was pleased to welcome our year-end 2020 webinar panelists Wednesday December 16 who shared their insights on overcoming a challenging pandemic year and positive outlooks for 2021 ahead.

‘From Purpose to Results: Looking Back on 2020’ explored ITs expanded leadership role in 2020 and how industry professionals have adjusted to their new-found leadership presence as organizations have relied more heavily on technology professionals to sustain daily operations.

Panelists included:

Tricia Dempsey, founder, Thrive-Her business coaching

• Seth Nachiappan, founder/CEO, Onsite IT Advisors

• Seema Kohli,  Director, Proposal Management, Vendorship Inc. 

Key takeaways from our panelists included:

  •  Focus on less time management as task management
  • The first circle of trust starts with ourselves with respect to how team members are now working in remote environments as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
  • Open communications are crucial in how businesses operates autonomously today and will continue into 2021 and beyond
  • Strong culture is crucial to success and CEOs set the tones
  • Personal ownership empowers team members to achieve more

Plus so many more inspiring details found in our video replay above..

Your team at Vendorship Inc. wishes you a safe and happy holidays ahead and continued success into the New Year. We Make Government Contracting Easy™

Scroll down for replay of our past webinar events.


Training & professional development

Government in need of high technology


Education in 2020


Legal panel

Sustainability technology

Med tech

Women in technology


Digital transformation



Redesigning business systems for growth

Facial Recognition

Cybersecurity in times of disruption


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